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Structured Wiring for Today's Homes - CD-ROMs
A6073  Homebuilder Edition
A6075  Remodeler Edition
A6076  Homeowner Edition with John Ratzenberger [Order Online]
Structured wiring is being incorporated into an increasing percentage of new homes, and builders, installers and remodelers have many questions on whether these new technologies are right for them. Foremost among these concerns is: can I make money doing this; should I offer this as a custom or standard production feature; will my reputation be adversely affected if I build an obsolete house; and, are my installers capable of doing the job right.
1 free (add’l $2.00 ea)
Communications Wiring for Today's Homes
A6019   Contractor Edition
A6057    — Remodeler Edition
A guide for electrical contractors, homebuilders and remodelers to help get a handle on low-cost, high-tech unshielded cabling comprised of four twisted pairs of copper wires. Briefly describes desirable home wiring schemes using Category 5 (or better) and RG-6 coaxial cable for phone, data and video communications.
(4 pgs.) 1 free (add’l $0.25 ea)
A6068: Is Your Home Wired for the 21st Century?

A questionnaire encouraging consumers to self-inspect their homes to determine their need for adequate communications wiring for the Internet age. Contains ten questions with explanations. Also contains a list of questions to ask an installer in order to assess their qualifications. Available to installers in bulk quantities by calling 212-251-7200.
Infrastructure Wiring Video Series - 2 VIDEOTAPEs
A6051: Infrastructure Wiring for New Homes - VIDEO

A resource for people involved in the specification, design, selection and installation of residential low-voltage wiring systems
(97 min.) $10.00
A6055: Infrastructure Wiring for Existing Homes - VIDEO

A resource for people involved in the specification, design, selection and installation of residential low-voltage wiring system.
(121 min.) $10.00
A6051 and A6055 together - $15.00

Telecommunications Case Studies:

A6164: An Old Timer Gets a Nervous System Transplant
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The Philadelphia Art Museum, an 86-year-old institution, comes into the 21st century with Category 5 and 6 copper telecommunications wiring. The cables feature fast data speeds plus Power over Ethernet in some cases.